Modern Years 11-15

MODERN AGE BATMAN QUICK LIST YEARS 11-15
Post-Crisis Earth-0 Batman’s Post-“Year One Era”

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YEAR ELEVEN (1999)
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–Crisis on Infinite Earths Parts 1-3 (r in DCU Legacies #5, Crisis on Infinite Earths #11-12JLA Incarnations #5 Part 1, JLA Incarnations #5 Part 2, the 2nd ft to 52 #4-5, Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #0, Infinite Crisis #1 Part 8, Infinite Crisis #2, & Final Crisis)
–JLA Incarnations #5 Part 1 (Crisis on Infinite Earths Parts 4-6) / fb from Suicide Squad #16 & 2nd ft to 52 #4 / r in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, & Crisis on Infinite Earths #11-12)
–Batman starts collecting for Sci-Fi Closet (r in JLA Classified #1)
–Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 7 (fb from DC Universe Legacies #5 / r in Crisis on Infinite Earths #11-12 & the 2nd ft to 52 #4-5)
–Crisis on Infinite Earths Parts 8-10 (fb from the 2nd ft to 52 #5 / r in JLA Incarnations #5 Part 2, The New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #18, the 2nd ft to 52 #4-5, Superman Vol. 2 #12, & Crisis on Infinite Earths #11-12)
–Crisis on Infinite Earths #11-12 / JLA Incarnations #5 Part 2 / fb from Starman #8 / r in Infinite Crisis #1 Part 8 & Infinite Crisis #2
–funeral of Barry Allen (r in Blackest Night #0)
–JLA Incarnations #5 Part 2 Conclusion
–Batman learns about Crisis villain deaths (r in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #44 Part 2 & The Batman Files)
–Catwoman begins patrolling with Batman (r in Detective Comics #569-570)
–The Dark Rider debuts (r in Batman #515)
–Film Freak debuts (r in Batman #492)
–Batman, Catwoman, Robin, & Circe vs Two-Face; Bat-Cat relationship becomes unclear (r in Detective Comics #569-570 & Batman #484)
–Batman sets up security cam surveillance program (r in Batman #655)
–Bruce begins carrying antitoxins and med kits (r in Batman and the Outsiders Annual #2)
–Outsiders vs Kobra (r in Batman and The Outsiders Annual #2 & The Outsiders Annual #1)
–Outsiders & Superman vs Outsider & IQ (r in Batman and The Outsiders Annual #2 & Batman #683)
–The New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #18
–Killer Croc escapes from jail (r in The Batman Files)
–Batman and The Outsiders Annual #2
–Batman and The Outsiders #28-31 (“THE TRUTH ABOUT LOOKER”)
–Batman and the Outsiders #32
–Batman kicks Outsiders out of Wayne Tower (r in Adventures of The Outsiders #33-40)
–Batman gives advice to Robin (fb from Batman and Robin #24)
–Bruce gives Alfred a raise (r in Green Arrow Vol. 2 Annual #1)
–Batman & Robin defeat Mr. Freeze (from Booster Gold Vol. 2 #14)
–Joker escapes; Batman warns Robin about him (fb from Red Hood: Lost Days #6)
–Batman busts Killer Croc (r in The Batman Files)
–Joker takes over TV game show (fb from Joker’s Asylum: Joker #1)
–DC Retroactive: Batman—The 80s #1
–JSA goes missing (Last Days of the Justice Society of America Special #1Infinity Inc #30)
–Batman & Robin wrap case, collect spine as trophy (r in Teen Titans Spotlight #14)
–Batman & Robin vs Scarecrow (fb from Batman #683 & DCU Legacies #5) / Stan Trowell debuts (r in Captain Atom #33)
–Batman shares secret ID with Vixen (r in Justice League of America #252)
–Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #52-55
–Late March. Justice League of America #250-255
–The New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #29-31

LEGENDS
——————–Batman #401
——————–Detective Comics #568-570
——————–Legends #2-6 / fb from DCU Legacies #6
–Bruce obtains controlling share in Kord Industries (r in Batman #635)
–Batman sets up Gordon Batcave hotline (r in Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch #4)
–debut of Ben Wolff (r in Detective Comics #878)
–Batman: Hong Kong
–The Outsiders #11
–The Outsiders Annual #1
–Batman gets “#1 Superhero” coffee mug (r in Batman #413)
–Batman #402-403 (“ONE BATMAN TOO MANY”)
–debuts of Dr. Harbinger and Roy Kane (r in Detective Comics #598)
–Detective Comics #571
–Captain Atom #2

–Bain debuts; Bruce agrees to fund charity show (r in Detective Comics #591)
–Detective Comics #573-574
–Batman calls Superman to save a life (r in 2nd ft to Gotham Knights #19)
–Justice League #1-4
–new JL poses for photos (r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2 & Final Crisis: Requiem #1)
–new JL has meeting (fb from Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #1)
–new JL goes on unspecified mission (fb from Infinite Crisis #2)
–Justice League Annual #1
–Captain Boomerang debuts (fb from Batman #645)
–The Outsiders #17-22
–The Weird #1-4
–The Outsiders Special #1
–July 3-4. The Outsiders #23-24
–Batman Annual #11
–Batman #412
–Bruce buys bat etching (r in The Batman Files)
–birth of Damian Wayne (r in Batman #666)
–Joker vs Superman (Superman Vol. 2 #9)
–Justice League #5-6 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–Moon Maiden & Valkus the Centurion erased from existence (fb from JLA 80-Page Giant #3)
–Justice League International #7 / fb from Secret Origins Vol. 2 #35 / r in 2nd ft to 52 #6
–Batman, Wonder Woman, & Superman laugh about Guy Gardner (fb from JL of A Vol. 2 #0)
–debut of J Devlin Davenport (r in ‘tec #685 Part 1)
–Teen Titans Spotlight #14
–Dr. Fate #3

–Action Comics Annual #1
–Bruce begins reading Lois Lane’s columns (r in Adventures of Superman #467)
–Bruce funds feudal Japan exhibit for museum (r in Batman #413)
–Batman vs Killer Croc (r in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #23)
–Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #66
–Detective Comics #579
–Batman #413
–Booster Gold #22
–Batman scares Lyntown hoodlum (r in Detective Comics #683 Part 2)
–Action Comics #594
–Booster Gold #23
–Action Comics #595
–Vigilante #47
–Firestorm The Nuclear Man #64
–Firestorm The Nuclear Man Annual #5
–Batman #414
–Batman busts crack ring (r in Detective Comics #582)
–The Outsiders #25
–The Outsiders #26
Part 1
–Justice League International #8
MILLENNIUM
——————–Millennium #1 / Teen Titans Spotlight #18, Flash Vol. 2 #8, & Firestorm ——————The Nuclear Man #67 / fbs from Action Comics #596, Action Comics
——————#598
, The Outsiders Vol. 2 #1: Alpha, & The Outsiders Vol. 2 #1: Omega
——————–Justice League International #9
——————–Millennium #2
——————–Batman #415
——————–Millennium #3
——————–Green Lantern Corps #220
——————–Millennium #4
——————–Detective Comics #582 / The Spectre Vol. 2 #10 / fb from GL Vol. 4 #3
——————–Millennium #5 / Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #13
——————–Millennium #6 / fb from World of Smallville #4
——————–Blue Beetle Vol. 6 #21
——————–Millennium #7-8 / Firestorm Nuclear Man #69 / r in JLA Secret Files and
——————Origins #2
Part 2
–Blue Beetle Vol. 6 #22
–Suicide Squad #10
–Action Comics #606
–Justice League International #11-13
–Suicide Squad #13
–Batman #416
–Nightwing & Batman bust carjackers; debut of Kevin McNulty (fb from Batman #713)
–Batman Confidential #13-16 (“WRATH CHILD”)
–Batgirl Special #1
–Firestorm The Nuclear Man #71
–Detective Comics #583-584 / r in The Batman Files
–Batman #417-420 (“TEN NIGHTS OF THE BEAST”)
–Adventures of Superman #440
–Detective Comics #585-589
–Jason nearly kills a drug dealer (fb from Batman #645)
–Batman #421-423
–DC Bonus Book #5
–Martian Manhunter #1-2
–Martian Manhunter #4
–November 5-6. Detective Comics #590-591
–November. Secret Origins of the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes
–Late November. Batman puts roses on Crime Alley (r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #782)
–Batgirl briefly ends retirement to fight Two-Face (fb from Batman Annual #13 Part 1 Intro)
FABLES
——————–Detective Comics Annual #1
——————–Green Arrow Vol. 2 Annual #1
——————–The Question Annual #1
–December. Batman, Robin, & Wonder Woman save Superman from Mongul (fb from Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1)
–Batman: The Cult #1-4
–Batman & Robin vs Two-Face (fb from Robin Vol. 2 #0)
–Batman #424-425
–Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
–Batgirl comes of out retirement again to assess Jason (fb from Gotham Knights #43)
–Babs begins tutoring Jason (r in fb from Gotham Knights #44)
–Detective Comics #572 / fb from Booster Gold Vol. 2 #6
–debut of British Bert (r in Batman: Absolution)
–Detective Comics #592-593 / fb from Batman: Shadow of the Bat #46
–Batman takes Cornelius Stirk’s journal page (r in The Batman Files)
–Detective Comics #594
–Batman begins having Batman ’66 dreams (r in Sandman #71)

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YEAR TWELVE (2000)
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–DC Bonus Book #11
–Bruce buys Renoir painting (r in Batman #441)
–Batman Annual #12 Part 1
–Batman & Robin go on unspecified case; Batman is mad at Robin (r in Batman #440)
–Justice League International Annual #2
–DC Bonus Book #7
–Batman finds Harjavti video (r in JLA Incarnations #6 Part 1)
–JLA Incarnations #6 Part 1
–Justice League International #15-17 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–Batman Annual #12 Part 2
–Cosmic Odyssey #1-4
–Batman puts Boom Tube Gauntlet into Sci-Fi Closet (r in JLA Classified #1)
–debut of Matthew Atkins, Bruce meets Peyton Riley (fb from ‘tec #828)
–debut of Jake Burnside (r in Detective Comics #600)
–Batman vs Two-Face (fb from Detective Comics #600)
–debut of Erik Webber (fb from LOTDK #197)
–Batman saves Sharkey from Penguin (fb from Secret Origins Special Vol. 2 #1)
–Batman: The Killing Joke / Booster Gold Vol. 2 #5
–Batman finds photos of older time-traveling Booster Gold (r in Booster Gold #1,000,000)
–Superman Vol. 2 #23
–Babs breaks up with Jason Bard (r in Birds of Prey #1)
–Bruce visits Babs in hospital (fb from 2nd ft to Birds of Prey #127)
–Bruce and Alfred visit Babs at the hospital (fb from Nightwing Vol. 2 Annual #2)
–Bruce argues with Babs at the hospital (fb from Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Oracle #1)
–Batman argues with Robin (fb from Batman #683)
–Late April. Batman #426-429 / fb from Detective Comics #0, Robin Vol. 2 #0, Infinite Crisis #2-3, 2nd ft to 52 #6, 2nd ft to Countdown #42, Batman #683, & GK #44 / r in The Batman Files / Deadman: Dead Again #2 (“A DEATH IN THE FAMILY”)
–Batman puts Jason’s costume on display (fb from Batman #683—r in Batman #650)
–Babs argues with Batman at hospital (fb from Batman Chronicles #5 Part 1)
–Batman finds Connor Hawke; Ollie gives his condolences regarding Jason’s death (fb from GA & BC #5)
–Superman, having missed his annual Spring meeting with Batman because he was in deep space, returns to Earth and learns about Jason’s death; Bruce has dinner at the Kent farm (fb from Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #7)
–Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #37
–Batman begins having nightmares (r in Detective Comics #598)
–Justice League International #19-21
–Bruce begins teen boxing program (r in Detective Comics #596)
–Bruce has fling with Cristina Llanero in Barcelona (r in Batman in Barcelona: Dragon’s Knight #1)
–Bruce goes on date with Sharon Scott (r in Daily Planet: Special Invasion Edition)
INVASION!
——————–Detective Comics #595
——————–Invasion! #2 / Adventures of Superman #449 / Hawk & Dove Vol. 3 #1
——————–Detective Comics #596
——————–Invasion! #3 Intro
——————–Detective Comics #597
——————–Invasion! #3

–JLI upgrades computer system (r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2)
–Power of The Atom #9
–Black Orchid #2
–Babs gets out of hospital (r in Batman Chronicles #5 Part 1)
–Batman: Turning Points #3
–Justice League International #24
–Justice League International Annual #3 Part 2
–Batman begins tapping Ralph Stuart’s phones (r in Batman #431)
–Batman #430-432
–Batman stops getaway car (r in Detective Comics #598)
–Starman #9-10
–Batman breaks bad guy’s legs (r in Detective Comics #683 Part 2)
–Batman nabs safe-cracker (r in Detective Comics #598)
–Bruce cancels Gleason meeting (r in Detective Comics #598)
–Detective Comics #598-600 (“BLIND JUSTICE”)
–Batman #433-435 (“THE MANY DEATHS OF THE BATMAN”)
–Detective Comics #601-603 (“TULPA”)
–Justice League America #26-27
–Justice League America #29
–Late October. Jason Todd secretly returns from the dead (fb from Batman Annual #25)
–Late October. Dick returns home from deep space to learn that Babs is paralyzed, Dick announces his engagement to Starfire (fb from Nightwing Vol. 2 Annual #2)
–Late October. The New Titans #55/ fb from Nightwing Vol. 2 #62
–Batman #436-439 (“BATMAN YEAR THREE”)
–Batman, Nightwing, & Huntress go on unspecified case (fb from Nightwing Vol. 2 #75)
–Late November. Batman puts roses on Crime Alley (r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #782)
–Late November. Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome radio show
–Babs starts training with Richard Dragon (r in Batman Chronicles #5 Part 1)
THE TEASDALE IMPERATIVE
——————–Justice League America #31
——————–Justice League Europe #7
——————–Justice League America #32
——————–Justice League Europe #8
–December 31. Debuts of JD & Georgia Gerstner (r in 2nd ft to GK #42)

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YEAR THIRTEEN (2001)
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–new Sportsmaster debuts (r in Manhunter #17)
–Bruce turns down Lex Luthor-sponsored awards show invite (r in Superman Vol. 2 #44)
–Detective Comics #604-607 (“THE MUD PACK”)
–Captain Atom #33
–Detective Comics Annual #2
–Justice League Europe #9-10
–Babs becomes Oracle (from Batman Chronicles #5 Part 1)
–Oracle begins working with Suicide Squad (r in Suicide Squad #23)
–Manhunter #17
–debuts of Team Mayhem and The Tailor (fb from 2nd feature to ‘tec #789)
–Batman (as Matches Malone) befriends Small Fry (r in Batman Inc v.2 #3)
–Batman & Superman commemorate Harrison Grey’s death (r in Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #8)
–Swamp Thing Vol. 2 Annual #4
–Batman Annual #13 Part 1
–John Mayhew attempts to form the Club of Heroes for a 2nd time, Batman no-shows, Mayhew murders his wife and frames Mangrove Pierce for the crime (fb from Batman #669)
–The Question Annual #2
A LONELY PLACE OF DYING
——————–Batman #440
——————–The New Titans #60
——————–Batman #441
——————–The New Titans #61
——————–Batman #442 / fb from Robin Vol. 2 #0, Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1,
——————Batman #683, & 2nd ft to 52 #31
–Tim gives Batman scrapbook (r in The Batman Files)
–Tim starts training (fb from Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1)
–Batman continues training Tim (r in Total Justice #1)
DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS
——————–Superman Vol. 2 #44
——————–Adventures of Superman #467
——————–Action Comics #654 / fb from Superman: Man of Steel #9
–Bruce & Lois become close (r in Batman #611)
–Swamp Thing Vol. 2 Annual #5
–Batman teams-up with Green Arrow (fb from Batman Chronicles #7 Part 3)
–Detective Comics Annual #3
–Tim continues training (fb from Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1)
–Detective Comics #608-609 (“ANARKY IN GOTHAM CITY”)
–John Fox temporarily trades places with Flash (Flash Special #1)
–Batman #443-444
–Tim continues training (fb from Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1)
–Detective Comics #610-611 (“SNOW AND ICE”)
–Justice League America #34
–Batman #445-447 (“WHEN THE EARTH DIES!”)
–Bruce begins dating Vicki Vale who sees his scars for the 1st time (fb from BFTC – Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? #1)
–heroes think Mister Miracle dies (Justice League America #39)
–Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #16
–Justice League America #40 / Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #17
–Justice League America #41-42
–Batman starts to really loathe going to the JL Embassy (r in Justice League America #52)
–Detective Comics #612-614
–Bruce sends Tim to train with Dick (r in The New Titans #65)
–Suicide Squad #40-43 (“THE PHOENIX GAMBIT”)
–Green Lantern Vol. 3 #1
THE PENGUIN AFFAIR
——————–Batman #448
——————–Detective Comics #615
——————–Batman #449 / r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #789
–Batman begins training Tim with bow and arrow (r in Robin Vol. 2 #70)
–May 9. Bruce sends flowers to Dick on Flying Graysons’ death anniversary (r in Batman/Nightwing: Bloodborne)
–Detective Comics #616-617
–Batman #450-451
–World’s Finest #1-3
–Batman: Bride of the Demon
–Batman shuts down Crime Alley chop shop (r in Detective Comics #683 Part 2)
–Batman vs Penguin (r in Ms. Tree Quarterly #1)
–Ms. Tree Quarterly #1
–debuts of Stiletto and Two-Tone (fb from ‘tec #630)
–Batman/Green Arrow: The Poison Tomorrow
–Batman: Run, Riddler, Run #1-3
–Batman 3-D Part 1
–Two-Face’s #1 henchman Charlie debuts (r in Legends of the World’s Finest #1)
–Batman #452-454 (“DARK KNIGHT, DARK CITY”)
–debut of Theo Partridge, Batman’s rogues secretly inject the Dark Knight with a virus (fb from Batman: DOA)
–The Huntress #17-19
–Justice League Europe #17
–The Demon Vol. 3 #3-4
–Suicide Squad #44
–Justice League Quarterly #2
–debuts of Senator Linden & Clancy Linden (fb from Batman: DOA)
–Branston moves into Wayne-owned property (r in Batman #484)
–Tim solves Riddler puzzle on cpu (fb from Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1)
–Max Lord forms Justice League Antarctica (Justice League America Annual #4 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2)
–Detective Comics #618-621 (“RITE OF PASSAGE”)
–Batman #455-457 / r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #789 / fb from Robin Vol. 2 #0 & Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1 (“IDENTITY CRISIS”)
–Tim trains to become Robin (fb from Robin Vol. 2 #152-161 & Robin Vol. 2 #166)
–Batman 80-Page Giant #2 Part 4
–Robin #1-5 / r in The Batman Files
–Detective Comics #622-624
–debuts of Austin Phelps & Vanessa Hansen-Grey (fb from ‘tec #861-863)
–Detective Comics #625
–Batman #458
–Batman brings Harold home (r in The Batman Files)
–Batman #459
–The Demon Vol. 3 #7-8
–Green Lantern Vol. 3 #9
–Detective Comics #626-627
–Captain Atom #50
–Batman #460-461 (“SISTERS IN ARMS”)
–Detective Comics #628
–Starman #34 / fb from Starman Vol. 2 #36
–Justice League Quarterly #3 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–Batman #462-464 (“SPIRIT OF THE BEAST”)
–Detective Comics #629-632
–Batman #465-466 / fb from Robin Vol. 2 #182
–debuts of Moosie, Mousie, & Jimmy Wing (r in Detective Comics #648)
–Batman versus Predator #1-3
–Batman stores anti-Predator suit in Batcave (r in Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch #3)
–interim mayor replaces deceased Julius Lieberman (r in Robin II #3-4, Robin Annual #1, & Justice Society of America Vol. 2 #1)
–Detective Comics #633-634
–Batman #467-469 (“SHADOWBOX”)
–Detective Comics #635-637
–Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgement on Gotham
WAR OF THE GODS
——————–Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #59
——————–Batman #470
——————–Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #60
——————–War of the Gods #3-4
–Justice League Europe #22
–Justice League America #52-53

ARMAGEDDON 2001
——————–Batman Annual #15
——————–Detective Comics Annual #4
——————–Armageddon 2001 #2

——————–Action Comics #670
——————–Armageddon: Alien Agenda #1
–Lex Luthor has terminal cancer, fakes own death (r in Armageddon 2001)
–B & S stop Catwoman from stealing jet (fb from Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #8)
–Luthor gets new clone body, begins masquerading as own son (Armageddon 2001 tie-in)
–Batman #471
–Detective Comics #638
–Suicide Squad #59-62 (“LEGERDEMAIN”)
THE IDIOT ROOT
——————–Batman #472
——————–Detective Comics #639
——————–Batman #473
——————–Detective Comics #640
–Robin II #4
THE DESTROYER
——————–Batman #474
——————–Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #27
——————–Detective Comics #641
PANIC IN THE SKY!
——————–Superman Vol. 2 #65
——————–Adventures of Superman #488
——————–Action Comics #675
——————–Superman: The Man of Steel #10
——————–Superman Vol. 2 #66
–STAR Labs gives JL a space shuttle (r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2)
–Batman shuts down Glendale numbers racket (r in Detective Comics #683 Part 2)
ARMAGEDDON: INFERNO
———————–Armageddon: Inferno #1
———————–Armageddon: Inferno #4
BREAKDOWNS
——————–Justice League America #59
——————–Justice League Europe #35 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–JL disbands; “Breakdowns” ends (Justice League America #60 & Justice League Europe #36)
–Justice League Spectacular #1
–Challengers of the Unknown Vol. 2 #4

THE RETURN OF SCARFACE
——————–Batman #475
——————–Detective Comics # 642
——————–Batman #476
–Deathstroke the Terminator #6-9 (“CITY OF ASSASSINS”)
–Batman: Gotham Nights #1-4
–Detective Comics #643
–Batman #477-478 (“A GOTHAM TALE”)
–Ragman Vol. 2 #5-8
–The Demon Vol. 3 #23-24 (“THE RETURN OF THE HOWLER”)
–Detective Comics #644-646 (“ELECTRIC CITY”)
–Justice League Europe #37-40 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–Batman #479-480
–Aquaman Vol. 4 #8
–Batman #481-482
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1-4 (“THE LAST ARKHAM”)
–Batman: Penguin Triumphant Part 1
–debut of Kryppen the Poisoner (r in Underworld Unleashed: Batman – Devil’s Asylum #1)
–Batman #483
ECLIPSO: THE DARKNESS WITHIN
——————–Detective Comics Annual #5
——————–Robin Annual #1
——————–Batman Annual #16
–Detective Comics #647-649 / fb from Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Batgirl #1
–Batman, Robin, Nightwing, & Spoiler go on unspecified adventure (fb from Nightwing Vol. 2 #75)
–Detective Comics #651
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #5
–Detective Comics #652-653 / fb from Huntress Vol. 2 #2
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #6
–Batman: Birth of the Demon
–Legends of the World’s Finest #1
–Jim Gordon and Sarah Essen get married (r in Batman #487)
–Justice League America #66
–Batman #484-487 / fb from Batman #497 & Batman #500
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #7-15

–Batman: Unseen #1-5
–debuts of Poppa Bear Figueroa & Rags Dentine (r in Legends of the World’s Finest #2)
–Oracle debuts clocktower apt HQ (fb from Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Oracle #1 / r in The Batman Files)
–Batman: Penguin Triumphant Part 2
–Batman: DOA
–Late November. Batman puts roses on Crime Alley (r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #782)
–Late November. The Batman Chronicles #23 Part 1
–Late November. Legends of the World’s Finest #2-3
–Late November. Batman: Sword of Azrael #1-4
–Late November. Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 / fb from 2nd ft to Countdown to Final Crisis #7
–Late November. Death of Superman (Superman Vol. 2 #75)
–Late November. Batman and Wonder Woman learn that Superman is dead (fb from JL of A Vol. 2 #0)
–Late November. Justice League America #70
–December. Superman: The Man of Steel #20
–Batman #488
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
——————–Superman Vol. 2 #76
——————–Superman: The Man of Steel #21

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YEAR FOURTEEN (2002)
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–Detective Comics #654-656 / fb from Batman #497
–JLA & JLI change lineups (Justice League America #71 & Justice League America #76)
–debut of Buto family (r in Batman: SOTB #19-20 & Batman: SOTB #34)
–Harold draws Batcave picture (r in The Batman Files)
–Batman hangs hoodlum out of window in Chelsea (r in Detective Comics #683 Part 2)
–Batman vs Riddler (fb from 2nd ft to Batman: Gotham Knights #47)
–Robin III #1
–Batman #489-490 / fb from Batman #497
–Black Condor #12
–Bruce departs on unspecified trip (r in Showcase ’93 #2 Part 1)
–Showcase ’93 #6 Part 1
–Detective Comics #657-658
–Batman/Judge Dredd: Vendetta in Gotham

–Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch #1-4
–Batman & Robin build Redbird car (r in Detective Comics #668)
–Batman breaks up Kingston Square crack ring (r in Detective Comics #683 Part 2)
–Batman meets substitute Supermen (fb from Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #9 Part 1)
KNIGHTFALL
——————–Batman #491-492 / fb from Batman #497 & Batman #683
——————–Detective Comics #659 / fb from Batman #497
——————–Batman #493 / fb from Batman #497
——————–Detective Comics #660
——————–Batman #494
——————–Detective Comics #661
——————–Batman #495 / fb from Batman #497
BLOODLINES
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #1
–Batman: Seduction of the Gun #1
–JLTF forms with J’onn as leader (Justice League Task Force #1)
KNIGHTFALL Continued…
——————–Detective Comics #662 / fb from Batman #497
——————–Batman #496 / fb from Batman #497
——————–Detective Comics #663
——————–Batman #497 / fb from Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins #1 Part
——————2, Batman #0, Batman #683, 2nd ft to 52 #6 & 2nd ft to Countdown to
——————Final Crisis #7

——————–Detective Comics #664 / fb from DCU Legacies #7 & Batman: Bane
——————of the Demon #2

——————–Showcase ’93 #7 Part 1
——————–Showcase ’93 #8
Part 1
——————–Batman #498
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-18 (“GOD OF FEAR”)
–Bruce rehabs (fb from Batman #683)
BLOODLINES Continued…
——————–Batman Annual #17
KNIGHTFALL Continued…
——————–Detective Comics #665 / fb from Batman #0
——————–Batman #499 Part 1
——————–Justice League Task Force #4 Epilogue
——————–Batman #499 Part 2
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #2
Epilogue
——————–Justice League Task Force #5 Part 1
BLOODLINES Continued…
——————–Robin Annual #2
——————–Detective Comics Annual #6
KNIGHTFALL Conclusion
——————–Detective Comics #666 / fb from DCU Legacies #7
——————–Batman #500 / fb from DCU Legacies #7 & 2nd ft to Countdown to FC
——————#7
/ r in Batman vs Predator III: Blood Ties #3
–May 9. Bruce sends flowers to Dick on Flying Graysons’ death anniversary (r in Batman/Nightwing: Bloodborne)
–Showcase ’93 #10
Part 1
–Jean-Paul Valley attacks carjackers (fb from Primal Force #7)
–Batman: Turning Points #4
–Superman resurrects; Coast City destroyed by Hank Henshaw (“Reign of the Supermen!”)
–Superman Vol. 2 #83
KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE Part One
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #19-20 (“TALLY MAN”)
–new Outsiders debut (The Outsiders Vol. 2 #1: Alpha / The Outsiders Vol. 2 #1: Omega)
BLOODLINES Conclusion
——————–Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #3
——————–Bloodbath #1-2
KNIGHTQUEST: THE SEARCH Part One
——————–Justice League Task Force #5 Part 2
——————–Justice League Task Force #6

——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #21-23 (“BRUCE WAYNE”)
–Batman (Jean-Paul) updates Batcave (r in Detective Comics #668)
KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE Part Two
——————–Detective Comics #667-668
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #1-5
——————–Batman #501-502
——————–Detective Comics #669
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #5
——————–Detective Comics #670-673
–Chain Gang War #5-6
KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE Part Three
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #6
——————–Batman #503-504
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #7
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #24-25
——————–Batman #505
——————–Showcase ’94 #5 Part 1 Intro
——————–Batman #506-507
——————–Showcase ’94 #6 Part 1 Epilogue
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #26-27
——————–Showcase ’94 #7 Part 1
–Hal becomes Parallax; Kyle becomes GL (Green Lantern Vol. 3 #48-50)
–Chain Gang War #10-12
–Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire #1 / r in Batman #509
KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE Part Four
——————–Detective Comics #674
–The Outsiders Vol. 2 #7-9
–DC Retroactive: Batman – The ’90s #1
KNIGHTQUEST: THE CRUSADE Conclusion
——————–Batman #508
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #28
——————–Detective Comics #675
KNIGHTQUEST: THE SEARCH Conclusion
——————–LOTDK #59-61 / fb from Nightwing: Alfred’s Return #1 & Shadow of the
——————Bat #31
(“QUARRY”)
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #7
–Jean-Paul meets Superman one-on-one again (fb from Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #9 Part 2)
KNIGHT’S END
——————–Batman #509
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #29
——————–Detective Comics #676
——————–Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #8
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #12
——————–Batman #510 / fb from DCU Legacies #8
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #30 / fb from DCU Legacies #8
——————–Detective Comics #677
——————–Batman: LOTDK #63 / fb from Batman #683
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #13
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #9
–Bruce listens to Jean-Paul recordings (r in The Batman Files)
–Batman dreams of retiring to Paris (r in Batman: Europa #3)
–Tony Bressi dies (Huntress Vol. 2 #1-4)
ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME
——————–Detective Comics #678
——————–Batman #511 / Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #4
——————–Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #3-0
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #31
——————–Batman #0
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #0
——————–Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #0
——————–Detective Comics #0
——————–Robin Vol. 2#0
——————–r in Justice League America #0
PRODIGAL
——————–Batman #512 / r in The Batman Files
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #32
——————–Detective Comics #679
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #11
——————–Batman #513
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #33
——————–Showcase ’94 #12 Part 1
——————–Detective Comics #680
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #12
——————–Batman #514
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #34
——————–Detective Comics #681
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #13
–while Dick is Batman in “Prodigal,” Bruce sets up alt Batcaves (r in Batman: No Man’s Land #0)
–while Dick is Batman in “Prodigal,” Bruce and Tailor design new Batman costume (r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #789)
–The Batman Chronicles #1 Part 2
TROIKA
——————–Batman #515
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #35
——————–Detective Comics #682
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #14
–Batman: The Vengeance of Bane II Part 1
–Batman tweaks all-black costume (r in Batman #516, Shadow of the Bat #36, & Azrael #1)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #36
–Detective Comics #683
Part 1
–Batman/Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle
–Azrael #1-2
–Batman vs Riddler (fb from 2nd feature to Batman: Gotham Knights #47)
–Batman #516-517 (“SLEEPER”)
–Guy Gardner: Warrior #29
–Azrael #4-5
–Oracle chats with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, & Flash (fb from 2nd ft to 52 #48)
–Flash Vol. 2 #100
–Robin Vol. 2 #15-16
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #37-38 (“THE JOKER”)
–Detective Comics #683 Part 2
–Detective Comics #684
-Batman confronts Penguin at Iceberg Lounge (fb from 2nd ft to Countdown #29)
–Batman #518
–Batman: GCPD #1-4
–Detective Comics #685
Part 1
–Batman #519-520
WAR OF THE DRAGONS
——————–Detective Comics #685 Part 2
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #17
——————–Detective Comics #686
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #39
–The Batman Chronicles #1 Part 1
–The Batman Chronicles #1 Part 3
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #40-41 (“ANARKY”)
–Detective Comics #687-688
–Batman #521-522
–Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights #1
/ r in Detective Comics #689
–Batman: Gotham Nights II #1-4

–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #42
–The Batman Chronicles #2
–Late November. Batman puts roses on Crime Alley (r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #782)
–Detective Comics #689-690
–Batman #523-524 (“THE SCARECROW”)
–The Batman Chronicles #3
–Robin Vol. 2 #19-21
–Sandman Vol. 2 #71

–Superman vs Joker (Action Comics #714)
–Superman imprisoned in another galaxy (Superman: Man of Steel #50)
–Joker escapes from Arkham (r in Underworld Unleashed)
UNDERWORLD UNLEASHED
——————–Underworld Unleashed #1 Part 1
THE SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #43
UNDERWORLD UNLEASHED Continued
——————–Azrael #10
THE SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE Conclusion
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #26
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #44
UNDERWORLD UNLEASHED Conclusion
——————–Underworld Unleashed #1 Part Two
——————–Detective Comics #691-692
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #23-24
——————–Underworld Unleashed – Batman: Devil’s Asylum #1
——————–Batman #525
——————–Justice League America #106
——————–Underworld Unleashed #2-3
–Batman thinks little of Neron (r in The Batman Files)
–Captain Atom forms 3rd JL branch (Extreme Justice #0-1)
–Azrael #11
–Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey #1
–Batman begins monitoring Birds of Prey (r in Birds of Prey #6)
–Nightwing #1
–Nightwing #4

–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #45

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YEAR FIFTEEN (2003)
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–Batman goes on unspecified case, nets skull as trophy (r in Batman/Aliens #2)
–Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing #1-2
–Green Lantern Vol. 3 #71 
–Nightwing Vol. 2 Annual #1
–Batman #526

–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #46
–Batman #527-528 (“TWO-FACE”)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #47
–Detective Comics #693-694

–Two-Face escapes, begins 10 day rampage that overlaps with next 4 items (r in Batman: Two-Face – Crime and Punishment)
–Black Lightning Vol. 2 #13
–Batman: The Vengeance of Bane II Part 2
–Batman: Bane of the Demon #1 Part 1
–Man-Bat Vol. 3 #1-3
–Action Comics #719
–Robin Vol. 2 #26
–Batman: Two-Face – Crime and Punishment
–Batman: The Chalice

–Batman: Bane of the Demon #1 Part 2
–Batman: Bane of the Demon #2 [overlaps with beginning of “Contagion”]
CONTAGION
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #48
——————–Detective Comics #695
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #27
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #31
——————–Azrael #15
——————–Batman #529 / fb from Batman #561 / r in The Batman Files
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #49
——————–Detective Comics #696
——————–The Batman Chronicles #4
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #32
——————–Azrael #16
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #28
–Batman #530-532 (“THE DEADMAN CONNECTION”)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #50-52
–Batman: Death of the Innocents #1
–Batman: Bane of the Demon #3-4
–Ra’s al Ghul captures Catwoman (Catwoman Vol. 2 #35)
–Detective Comics #697-699
–Robin Vol. 2 #31
LEGACY
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #53
——————–Batman #533
——————–Detective Comics #700
——————–Catwoman Vol. 2 #36
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #32
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #54
——————–Batman #534
——————–Detective Comics #701
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #33
——————–Detective Comics #702
–Batman: Bane Part 1
–Birds of Prey: Manhunt #2-3
–Oracle and Power Girl team-up (r in fb from Birds of Prey #42)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #55
–Nightwing Vol. 2 #1-3
–Batman: Bane Part 2
–The Joker: Devil’s Advocate
–Batman: Riddler – The Riddle Factory

–The Batman Chronicles #23 Part 2
–Spider-Man and Batman: Disordered Minds
DC vs. MARVEL
——————–DC vs. Marvel Comics #1
——————–Marvel Comics vs. DC #2
——————–DC vs. Marvel Comics #3
——————–Marvel Comics vs. DC #4
–Aztek: The Ultimate Man #6-7
–Hitman #1-3 (“A RAGE IN ARKHAM”)
–Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #142-145 (“THE DEMON LAUGHS”)
–The Batman Chronicles #6 Part 1
–The Batman Chronicles #6 Part 2
–Batman #535
–The Batman Chronicles #9 Part 3
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #56-58 (“LEAVES OF GRASS”)
–Green Arrow Vol. 2 #101 
–Batman vs Riddler (fb from 2nd feature to Batman: Gotham Knights #47)
–Two-Face organizes villain war; B & S learn Harrison Grey is alive (fb from Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #10 Part 1)
–Total Justice #1-3
–JLA: Incarnations #6 Part 2
–Justice League: A Midsummer’s Nightmare #1-3
–JLA Secret Files and Origins #1 Part 1
–JLA keeps Starro trophy (r in JLA #22)
–JLA poses for picture (r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2)
–JLA #1-4 / r in JLA SF and O #2 Pt 2 / fb from 2nd ft to 52 #8 & Flash Vol. 5 #47 (“NEW WORLD ORDER”)
GHOSTS
——————–Batman Annual #22
——————–JLA Annual #2
–Batman/Demon
–Scare Tactics #11
–Amalgam Universe is destroyed (Dr. StrangeFate #1)
–DC/Marvel: All Access #3-4 
–Lex Luthor marries Erica Del Portenza (Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1-5)
–The Batman Chronicles #7 Part 1
–Batman installs black box security cams in Watchtower (r in Infinite Crisis #1 Part 1)
–Batman: Gordon’s Law #1-4
–Azrael #22
–JLA 80-Page Giant #1 Part 5 [overlaps with The Final Night #1]
THE FINAL NIGHT
——————–The Final Night #1
——————–Azrael #23
——————–The Final Night #2

——————–Batman #536
——————–The Final Night #3
——————–Detective Comics #703
——————–Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #86
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #35 Part 1
——————–The Final Night #4 / fb from DCU Legacies #9
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #35 Part 2
——————–Batman #537-538
——————–Green Lantern Vol. 3 #81
–Ollie Queen secretly resurrected without any memories (r in Green Arrow Vol. 2 #1)
–Superman: The Wedding Album #1 
–Superman becomes “Superman Blue” (Superman Vol. 2 #123)
–May 9. Bruce sends flowers to Dick on Flying Graysons’ death anniversary (r in Batman/Nightwing: Bloodborne)
–Jack Drake regains use of legs (Robin Vol. 2 #36)
–JLA Secret Files and Origins #1 Part 2
–Batman busts Joker (r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #1 Part 3)
–JLA/WildCATS “Crime Machine”
–JLA #5 Part 1
–JLA: Tomorrow Woman #1
–JLA #5 Part 2 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–Nightwing Vol. 2 #5
–The Power of Shazam! #22
–Detective Comics #704
–Superboy/Robin: World’s Finest Three #2
–second feature to Batman: Gotham Knights #37 (Black and White)
–Batman: Blackgate #1
–Detective Comics #705-707
–Batman: The Hill #1 Part 1
–Batman hears about Resurrection Man (r in Resurrection Man #7)
–Batman Plus #1
–Batman sets up fake Batcave (r in Batman: The Hill #1)
–Nightwing moves to Blüdhaven (fb from Nightwing Vol. 2 #75)
–Batman: Phantom Stranger
–Batman #539
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #59-60 (“KILLER KILLER”)
–judge sees Batman on patrol (r in Gotham Central #11)
–Batman goes on unspecified case(s), nets fedora and book trophies (r in Batman Versus Predator III: Blood Ties #4)
–Batman: The Hill #1 Part 2
–Batman: Scottish Connection
–Azrael #27

THE SPECTRE OF VENGEANCE
——————–Batman #540-541 / Azrael #28
——————–The Spectre Vol. 3 #51
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #61
–Batman/Wildcat #1-3
–Azrael #29-31
–The Batman Chronicles #8 Part 1
–debut of The Innocents (r in Batman: The Book of Shadows)
–Detective Comics #708-710 (“DEATH LOTTERY”)
–Batman: The Book of Shadows
–Batman/Aliens #1-2
–Superboy and The Ravers #8 Part 2
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #62-63 (“JANUS”)
–Michael Holt sells Cyberwear to WayneTech (r in JSA #28)
–Batman #542-543 (“FACELESS”)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #64
–The Batman Chronicles #9 Part 1
–Detective Comics #711
PULP HEROES
——————–Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #5
——————–Batman Annual #21
——————–Robin Annual #6
——————–Detective Comics Annual #10
——————–JLA Annual #1
–Anarky #1-4 (“METAMORPHOSIS”)
–Batman versus Predator III: Blood Ties #1-4
–Batman makes a Predator case-file (r in Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator #1)
–Batman makes anti-Predator serum (r in Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predator #2)
–Bruce interviewed by Lola Charles (r in Batman Secret Files and Origins #1 Part 2)
–Early September. Robin Vol. 2 #45
–Early September. The Batman Chronicles #10
–Early September. JLA #6-9  / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2 (“AMERICAN DREAMS”)
–Aztek: The Ultimate Man #10
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #65-67
–debut of Kate Kane (fb from Detective Comics #859)
–Batman: Scarecrow 3D
–Detective Comics #712-713
–Batman Secret Files and Origins #1 Part 1
–Batman Secret Files and Origins #1 Part 6
–Superman Vol. 2 #126
–Azrael #36
–Nightwing Vol. 2 #12
–Batman: Child of Dreams
–Joker becomes star attraction on Barry Dancer Show (fb from Batman: It’s Joker Time! #1-3)
–Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #125
–Flash seriously injured (r in JLA / Flash Vol. 2)
–JLA #9 Epilogue
–JLA #10
–debut of The Video-Raptors (fb from Epilogue to Batman: It’s Joker Time! #3)
–Joker returns to Arkham (r in Batman #544)
–Batman #544-546 (“THE MAJOR ARCANA”)
–Starman Vol. 2 #33-34
GENESIS
——————–Starman Vol. 2 #35 Part 1
——————–Genesis #1-2
——————–Batman #547
——————–Robin Vol. 2 #46
–The Spectre Vol. 3 #62
–JLA #11-15 (“ROCK OF AGES”)
–Batman vs Riddler (fb from 2nd feature to Batman: Gotham Knights #47)
–Resurrection Man #7
–Detective Comics #714-716
–Batman #548-549 (“THE PENGUIN RETURNS”)
–Shadow of the Bat #68
–JLA: Paradise Lost #1-3
–Batman: Poison Ivy
–deceased Diana is reincarnated as Goddess of Truth; Hippolyta becomes new Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #127-128 / r in JLA #18)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #69-70 (“THE SPIRIT OF 2000”)
–debut of Becky Albright, Batman sends Scarecrow back to Arkham (fb from Scarecrow Villains #1)
–Nightwing Vol. 2 #13-15
–Batman #550
–Detective Comics #717-718
–Bruce helps out Jay Garrick (r in Flash Vol. 2 #134)
–Batman: Shadow of the Bat #71-72
–Batman #551-552
–Late November. Batman puts roses on Crime Alley (r in 2nd ft to ‘tec #782)
–Batman: Abduction
–Batman vs Riddler (fb from 2nd feature to Batman: Gotham Knights #47)
–Scarecrow goes after Becky Albright (fb from Scarecrow Villains #1)
–Batman: Gordon of Gotham #1-4
–Nightwing and Huntress #1-4
–Bruce argues with Vesper Fairchild, plays golf with the President (fb from Batman #600)
–Batman: Toyman #1-4
–The Batman Chronicles #13
–Batman: Dreamland
–Batman 80-Page Giant #1-2 
–Stacy debuts as Bat-Signal-switcher (r in Gotham Central #11)
–DC Universe Holiday Bash #1 Part 7
–Scarecrow (Villains) #1
–JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 1
–JLA poses for photo (r in Final Crisis: Requiem #1)
–JLA #16-17 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–JLA fights Joker, Epoch, and others (fb from Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #1)
–JLA #18-19 / r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2
–JLA collects Kirby Dot (r in JLA Secret Files and Origins #2 Part 2)
–Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe
–Batman teams-up with Impulse vs Joker (fb from Impulse #50)

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18 Responses to Modern Years 11-15

  1. cirsova says:

    How did Crisis affect the Batman and the Outsiders continuity and where does that fit into the canon? For the most part, it jibes with the post-crisis Year One continuity, with a few oddball exceptions, such as Robin noting that he’s been Robin for 11 years (he’s 19, leader of the New Teen Titans and not yet Nightwing; a young Jason Todd pops up but is not yet Robin) and a reference to Superman’s strength coming from Earth’s comparatively lower gravity during a fight with Geo-Force. The original run, though, ends around the time Crisis happens; did B&tO get wiped out by Crisis or did it get grandfathered in? Some of the year 10 stuff you mentioned indicated that events such as Batman’s leaving the Justice League and forming the Outsiders is still canon… so I guess my questions are what made it and what got nuked?

    Thanks!

    • Hi. This is from a footnote on the site, but it gives your answer pretty well, I think. In a nutshell, the first 31 issues of the Batman & The Outsiders series take place BEFORE Crisis on Infinite Earths. Therefore, most of these first 31 issues are simply pre-Crisis reference materials (which get added in as skeletal notated versions based upon dialogue references in later definitively post-Crisis Outsiders issues. According to my research, only the issues I’ve listed in Year Ten (as REFERENCE NOTES) are the stories that have been canonically referenced in the Modern Age. This actually makes sense because everything’s been mega-compressed in Year Ten, meaning the Outsiders don’t debut until late November, meaning further that their abridged Modern adventures leading up to the Crisis all happen in quick succession (in the span of a little more than a month).

      Batman and the Outsiders Annual #2 and Batman and the Outsiders #28-32 were all written around the time of the original Crisis, making things confusing as to their placement. However, since we know for a fact that Looker doesn’t join the Outsiders until after Batman leaves the team in the Modern Age, logic dictates that anything prior to Batman and the Outsiders #32 (where Batman quits) has to be pre-Crisis. Some sources list Batman and the Outsiders Annual #2 and Batman and the Outsiders #28 (both published in December 1985) as the first post-Crisis Outsiders stories, but this cannot be true.

  2. Stefan Radermacher says:

    Unfortunately, the Unauthorized Chronology of the DC Universe by Chris J. Miller seems to be no longer available at the specified link.

  3. Pocok says:

    Hey!

    I’m planning to do a custom binding of Batman (Year one until Knightfall) but I’m uncertain whether i should include EVERY appearance, cameo or not.

    How can I determine one comics’ “importance”? Normally I would have chosen just the basic, Bat related titles, but seeing this list (and others)… oh well, I’m quite overwhelmed now.

    Can you help me out somehow please? (advice, anything)

    • Hi Pocok, whenever I get asked questions about bookbinding, if you are using my site as a reference, I always suggest skipping all the references, notes, and flashbacks. My site is inclusive (to a fault if you are bookbinding with any sense of efficiency and cost in mind). However, a lot of folks I’ve chatted with in the past have done custom bindings of trade paperback (collected) materials only. Not sure if that’s an option you’d entertain, but that’s my two cents. Hope it helps a little!

      If you are talking about “pure” importance (and looking solely at the Modern Age), then check out the list I’ve compiled in the footnotes of the Modern Times section of this website.

      • Pocok says:

        Damn, sorry for the late reply, somehow I don’t get notifications to my email address. (is it intentional or just my mail program is buggy?)

        Again, thank you so much here too for your answer.

        I thought about the same (skipping the references, flashbacks), its good you reinforced my idea!

        2 more questions, if you don’t mind (and I apologize if I seem like a little pushy about all these questions haha):

        1) I see the last part of Silver Age (prior to CoIE, the Doug Moench era) is not as detailed as stuff before it, are you planning to go back and revisit/continue those readings?

        2) I’m not sure about it, but if 2 stories are contradict to each other (like Nightwing Year One and batman #408-409 or Batman Annual 14 and Long Halloween (about Two Face’s origin)) should I include the most modern interpretation of it or rather stick to the old material that visually are closer to the other content around that time? What do you think? I know chronology-wise its always better to use the newer material in any case (if its a retcon), but I’m still unsure.

        • Not pushy at all, and I’m happy to answer questions.

          1) Which part are you referring to exactly i.e. which year? When I started this project 10 years ago (wow, time flies!), I began with the Modern Age. And when I started, I didn’t realize how damn important it would be to write extremely detailed synopses. So, a lot of the Modern Age section of the site has rather brief summaries in comparison to the other sections. Once I’m done with the Silver Age portion of the website, I do plan on going back and revisiting some things for edit—grammatical corrections, adding missed items, and, yes, fleshing out some of the thinner synopses. However, this is something that might not get done for years TBH.

          2) Comics. They ain’t so easy, are they? One would think that the most recent version of something would trump prior versions, but that’s not necessarily the case. Generally, a newer version will retcon something, but then a later creator can and will go ahead and reference or flash-back-to the older version anyway. This tends to create a hybrid history that merges multiple stories together. This Frankenstein history, when built, is what I’ve tried to show in my chronology. It sometimes requires a lot of caveats, fanwanks, and special architecture, but ultimately you can get the gist of things. This, obviously, doesn’t lend itself well to the art of bookbinding. I’m not sure what I’d recommend. I guess I’d read the footnotes and details of my synopses and go with your gut. In regard to Long Halloween, it definitely gets referenced late into the Modern Age.

          • Pocok says:

            1) Preciously Silver Age Year 18, starting with Batman 372 part 2 (and probably Detective Comics 539) and onward to Batman 400 and Detective Comics 567.

            2) Alright, thank you!

            • My project isn’t finished, Pocok. This is a live project, and it’s been live and ongoing since 2009. I’ve been reading every single Batman comic ever published since 1939. First, I read everything from 1986 to 2020. I’m currently at 1984, working my way up to Crisis. If you view the Silver Age section, you’ll see daily updates as I read through the issues.

              • Pocok says:

                Noted, will keep a close look at it!

              • Pocok says:

                Oh, one more question (I apologize, really):

                Is there a “changelog” or “updates” page somewhere?

                I know CURRENTLY (and possible for weeks ahead) you will work on the Silver Age stuff, but after that, how can we, (the visitors) follow your progress later on?

                Is there a way (if you modify something for example much much later in the Modern Age section) to see how the order changed?

                • Hey Pocock,

                  I used to have a change-log, but I was still managing all of the different timelines all at once, so it was too unwieldy and required too much attention to be able to properly manage. However, now that I’m solely focused on just the Silver Age and wrapping up the Rebirth Era, I could conceivably add in a change-log for the entire site. I’ll look into this…

  4. Tenzel Kim says:

    A couple of quick notes:

    JLA Incarnations #6 should be moved up before JLI #15 due to Mister Miracle’s presence in the story. He was kidnapped in JLI #15 so JLI Incarnation #6 needs to be before that and Guy returns to his old self before that storyline is over.

    Detective Comics #596 takes place just before the start of Invasion! #3 as the Gene Bomb goes off at the end of the story. #597 continues directly from #596 so it takes place in between pages 2 and page 23 (his next appearance) of Invasion! #3.

    Also I question the placement of New Teen Titans #18 after Legends as a comment in issue 22 states that Steve Dayton’s story continues in Swamp Thing #50 which I believe belongs close to Crisis. And several months seem to pass before New Teen Titans #24. Jason Todd’s presence as Robin in the New Teen Titans storyline and his crippling in Legends have led me to believe that maybe all of the Brother Blood storyline up until issue #31 might be before Legends.

    Since there are no actual references in either New Teen Titans or Legends to one another, I think this might be the order that makes the most sense. You’d have the end of the Brother Blood cult and people being disillusioned and feeling taken advantage of and this could very well lead them to blame superheroes, so when G. Gordon Godfrey came along people were easy to convince.

    Finally, you’ve placed Captain Atom between Legends #5 and #6. Considering the ban on superheroes did not end until the end of Legends I’d say that Captain Atom #2 needs to take place after Legends. In issue 2 it has been 12 days since first sighting. Personally I have it after Detective Comics #571-572 (the latter you’ve moved almost a year though, which I’m not sure I understand why)

    • Thanks for all the notes, I’ll take a look and make changes where appropriate! (I have ‘tec #572 pushed to late in the year simply because it’s a one-shot Xmas story.)

    • Tenzel Kim says:

      Also Action Comics #670 is listed before Armageddon 2001 #2. Armageddon 2001 #2 takes place in between pages of Action Comics #670 and the pages that feature Batman take place after Armageddon 2001.

      Questions:

      Is there a reason you’ve moved Dark Knight over Metropolis before A Lonely Place of Dying. Dark Knight started in June 1990 whereas A Lonely Place began in October 1989

      You have placed Batman: Gordon’s Law not long after Sword of Azrael in early 1993, but the book came out in 1996. I don’t see any indication that it is supposed to be a “flashback” story, so wondering why it has been moved.

      • Thanks, again! And I don’t think there’s any discernible reasoning behind either of my early placements of Dark Knight Over Metropolis or Gordon’s Law. (I know that I spent some time years ago, shifting them around, which may have led to anachronistic placement.) In any case, these all seem like things worth fixing. Glad to have your guidance and expertise on this.

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